Caffeine and it's Effects

By Dylan Aponte, Mason Bovers, and Trystin Belthuis

What is Caffeine?

Caffeine is a white crystal found in manny plants. It is also considered a drug because it affects the central nervous system. It stimulates you central nervous system and makes you more aware and awake. Caffieine like manny other drugs, you can become addicted too also over time you start to build a resistance to its affects.

How Caffeine Affects the Body

Caffeine is not only addictive it damages you teeth and you lose calcium in your blood which can lead to osteoporosis. Higher doses of caffeine can also cause anxiety, head aches, dizziness, and the jitters. Caffeine can interfere with sleep. Also like other drugs, when you try to quit you end up having withdrawal. Withdrawal can cause headaches, sleepiness, drowsiness, and manny other things. If you do want to quit caffeine you should do it in baby steps as to avoid these negative side affects.

Why Consume Caffeine

You see caffeine is ok in small quantities it is actually recommended to have about 100mg of caffeine a day. But most products with caffeine have some times ten times the amount recommended daily! The key is moderation. Caffeine in huge quantities is extremely unhealthy, and can lead to serious sometimes fatal heart problems. People have actually managed to overdose and have had heart attacks.

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